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German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave her strongest indication yet that Europe and the U.S. under President Donald Trump are drifting apart, saying reliable relationships forged since the end of World War II “are to some extent over.”
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Speaking at a campaign rally in a beer tent in Munich on Sunday, Merkel offered a glimpse of her world view after Trump’s nine-day trip, during which he hectored NATO allies for not spending enough on defense, called Germany’s trade surplus “very bad,” and brought the U.S. to the brink of exiting the global Paris climate accord.

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Merkel, who met with Trump during the NATO meeting in Brussels and the Group of Seven world leaders’ summit in Taormina, Sicily, said Europe must now plot its own course.
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Despite Merkel’s commitment to working toward NATO’s goal for each member country to spend the equivalent of 2 percent of its economic output on defense by 2024, Trump dressed down the leaders of the alliance at a summit meeting on May 25 for “not paying what they should.” He spoke shortly after Merkel gave a two-minute speech lauding the alliance’s common purpose.
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Richard Haass, president of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations, called Merkel’s comments a “watershed” in a Twitter message, saying the scenario is “what U.S. has sought to avoid” since World War II.
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Merkel should not be meeting with Obama before she meets with Trump.

Obama is a Soros left wing globalist. Trump has vowed to fight these European tyrants. But of course your unaware of who you support, and who they are working for.

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American presidents normally push the EU to (rightly) be harsher on Russia. Now, it's the opposite. A truly sad moment in US diplomacy.

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Agreed. It is unbelievable Merkel would complain about Trump shattering "consensus" when German defense spending has actually declined since the 2014 commitment to bring it up to the NATO minimum. The consensus was that a hollow promise was all it would take to keep Uncle Sucker shouldering the burden of their defense spending. How dare President Trump call them out for the scam.

What happened to the principal of politics stops at the waters edge? Oh wait, that only applies when a Democrat President goes overseas to debase America as failing to live up to its ideals while cozy ing up to dictators including gasp, the Russian boogeyman.
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American presidents normally push the EU to (rightly) be harsher on Russia. Now, it's the opposite. A truly sad moment in US diplomacy.

Where is the evidence for this claim of Trump encouraging gentler treatment of the Russians? Pushing for the deadbeat NATO nations to pay their fair share, fulfilling their commitment for common defense is the polar opposite of the claimed moving closer to Russia. But hey, who needs evidence when there are Photo Shopped images to support the blind Trump hate.
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trump did what he was commanded to do by putin. embarrass the US on the global stage and continue shredding US credibility and trustworthiness.
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The "new era' means that freeloaders and deadbeats will no longer be fully supported by US taxpayers, whether they are individuals or countries. This is good for us, bad for them.
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trump did what he was commanded to do by putin. embarrass the US on the global stage and continue shredding US credibility and trustworthiness.
That actually describes what Obama did, not Trump. And please show where Putin ordered Trump to do anything. If you cannot, you are just parroting the fake news that the gullible are swallowing.
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That actually describes what Obama did, not Trump. And please show where Putin ordered Trump to do anything. If you cannot, you are just parroting the fake news that the gullible are swallowing.
It was propably when he had two Russian spies meet him in the Oval and gave them Top Secret information. That or the back channel they got set up for trump and putin out in the Seychilles. The only fake news is the crap your swallowing.
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It was propably when he had two Russian spies meet him in the Oval and gave them Top Secret information. That or the back channel they got set up for trump and putin out in the Seychilles. The only fake news is the crap your swallowing.
Probably, unfortunately, is not evidence. It's speculation.

Now you are doubling down on probably. You got something solid to back your claims?
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